SHAFFER BRUCE WILLIAM

Name: WO1 Bruce William Shaffer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/28/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 03/19/1947
Home City: Bloomington, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 68-505/68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28W-076
Short Summary: Hit in the head with an M-16 round while at a card game in his hooch.
Service number: W3159634
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 07/08/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: accidential self destruction
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/18/1996


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